Miles City Livestock Commission Auction

Archived Report


Total Run: 1,293

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers were all too lightly tested either this week or last week to establish an accurate market trend, however steady to lower undertones were noticed. A few load lots were seen this week and these offerings were of mostly attractive quality. Demand for load lots was mostly good. Outside of consigned offerings, quality was mostly plain to average and demand for these offerings was mostly light to moderate. Grass cattle demand continues to be good to very good. CME positions have fallen sharply over the last several days, however demand remains strong for high quality cattle. Market activity this week was mostly active with a good crowd on hand actively bidding on offerings. Weigh up cows sold on mostly good demand for light to moderate offerings. Packers showed need for cows to both feed and send to harvest. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady to 1.00 higher on all offerings. Feeding cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher. Feeding buyers were active in bidding on offerings again this week as many pushed lower dressing cows, which packers had been sending to slaughter, back to feed. Feeding buyers continue to be the driving force behind the market again this week. Slaughter bulls sold generally steady in a narrow comparison. Weigh up conditions were mixed this week. Many sets of cows were pushing heavy amounts of fill this week. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold on mostly moderate demand this week. These offerings sold mostly 5.00-8.00 lower.

Supply included: 56% Feeder Cattle (43% Steers, 44% Heifers, 13% Bulls); 15% Slaughter Cattle (78% Cows, 22% Bulls); 28% Replacement Cattle (86% Stock Cows, 14% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 74%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 3/29/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 1,293 1,346 606 Feeder Cattle: 729(56.4%) 357(26.5%) 290(47.9%) Slaughter Cattle: 198(15.3%) 424(31.5%) 172(28.4%) Replacement Cattle: 366(28.3%) 565(42.0%) 144(23.8%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 212.5 213 0.0000 $956
500-600 196 196 0.0000 $1,078
600-700 176 188 0.0000 $1,223
700-800 149 150 0.0000 $1,124

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 167 167 0.0000 $1,086
700-800 139 148 0.0000 $1,108

*Approx is the middle weight of the weight group multiplied by the mid point of the high and low for the group. It's meant as a quick method to see what cattle of that weight class are bringing per head.

Cows & Bulls

Type Min Avg Max
Slaughter Bulls $103 $105 $110

Total Run